Haile Selassie And American Missionaries: Inadvertant Agents of Oromo Identity In Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Owen Kalinga, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.author Gilchrist, Horace Eric en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T17:58:46Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T17:58:46Z
dc.date.issued 2004-10-21 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-10052003-213913 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/844
dc.description.abstract This thesis analyzes the dynamics among the Ethiopian government under Emperor Haile Selassie, American Protestant missionaries, and the Oromo during the period of 1960-1975. The thesis argues that Selassie and the missionaries had different agendas for helping the Oromo and shows how this resulted in political and social outcomes which neither the missionaries nor emperor intended to create. One such consequence was the evolution and entrenchment of the Oromo sense of identity. Using the unpublished records of the Christian Missionary Fellowship (CMF) the thesis examines the efforts of this particular mission and that of its counterpart, the Sudan Interior Mission (SIM) of which more is known. The speeches and decrees of Haile Selassie and other government officials have also been helpful in this study, and for the Oromo particular, the thesis has had to rely on published works by the Oromo themselves. en_US
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dc.subject Oromo en_US
dc.title Haile Selassie And American Missionaries: Inadvertant Agents of Oromo Identity In Ethiopia en_US
dc.degree.name MA en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline History en_US

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